The High Speed Photometer (HSP), designed and built at UW-Madison and one of the original scientific instruments on board the Hubble Space Telescope, has returned to Madison and will be on display at Space Place.
Jul.17.2012 | Continue Reading »
Hundreds of people gathered at UW-Madison’s historic Washburn Observatory and at the Astronomy Department’s Space Place Tuesday night to view the transit of Venus.
Jun.07.2012 | Continue Reading »
The spring 2012 issue of the department newsletter is now available online.
May.15.2012 | Continue Reading »
The glass lenses on the Washburn Observatory telescope have been cleaned and refurbished for the first time since the telescope was commissioned in 1881.
May.14.2012 | Continue Reading »
Grad student Paul Sell set out to investigate whether student learning improves if they have access to planetarium presentations.
Mar.23.2012 | Continue Reading »